Today, don't let a culture clash cause you to avoid someone or something. If you give this 'clash' time, it could be a very positive experience for you in the end. People from other countries, other belief systems and other religions have a lot to offer the community, and you must keep your mind open. The gossip that people have been dishing about strangers or outsiders is nothing you should pay attention to. It's all based in fear, and has no basis in truth.